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The Old Mill District in Bend is a vibrant and picturesque shopping, dining, and entertainment district located along the Deschutes River. It's a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering a mix of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and a scenic backdrop.

The district gets its name from the historic Brooks-Scanlon lumber mill, which was once a major sawmill in the area. The Old Mill District is a revitalized and repurposed industrial area, and many of the original mill buildings have been preserved and transformed into shops, restaurants, and offices. Keep reading for what you need to know about living in the Old Mill District.

Location of the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District is situated in the heart of Bend, just south of downtown. It spans approximately 270 acres along the west bank of the Deschutes River, offering stunning views of the river and the Cascade Mountains.

Things to Do near the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District is an ideal location for those looking to live in Bend and enjoy walkable distance to shopping, dining, and more. It is a trendy and picturesque part of the city that is well suited to both families and young professionals, with plenty of fun things to do.

The Old Mill District boasts a variety of shops and boutiques, offering everything from outdoor gear and clothing to unique gifts and home decor. Popular stores include REI, Orvis, Banana Republic, and Athleta, but there are also plenty of locally owned small businesses to shop from, as well.

You will also find a diverse selection of restaurants, cafes, and breweries in the district. Visitors can enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, international flavors, and local craft beers. Notable dining options include Greg's Grill, Anthony's at the Old Mill District, and Immersion Brewing.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do in the area, as with any part of Bend. The Deschutes River runs through the district, providing opportunities for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and tubing just outside your door. The Deschutes River Trail offers scenic walks and bike rides along the riverbank and the nearby Mount Bachelor offers world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer.

Hayden Homes Amphitheater (formerly Les Schwab Amphitheater) is an iconic outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts, events, and festivals throughout the year. It's a fantastic place to catch live music performances in a picturesque setting along the river.

Old Mill District Schools

While the Old Mill District does not host any public K-12 schools within its boundaries, the district is located near several public and private schools in Bend where students from the surrounding neighborhoods attend. Public schools serving students in the area are a part of Bend-La Pine School District.

Old Mill District Real Estate

The Old Mill District is characterized by a mix of commercial, residential, and recreational properties. While the Old Mill District is primarily known for its commercial and recreational offerings, there are some residential properties in the nearby neighborhoods. These residential areas include single family homes, townhouses, and apartments. Some of the key residential neighborhoods near the Old Mill District include Southern Crossing, Lava Ridges, and River West.


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